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Essential C++ book,
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This review is from: C++ for Game Programmers (Charles River Media Game Development) (Paperback)
This is one of the best books I've read on C++. Maybe it's one of the best programming books I've ever read. If you know C++ from other books and if you've already wrote a few programs yourself, then this is the best choice to take things a step further.
One of the good things about this book is that it never gets academic. Neither does it get too elaborate. The writer comes straight to the point and manages to explain things without overdoing it.
I can recommend this book to non-C++ and non-game programmers also. There's a lot to learn about the inner workings of memory, compilers, assertions, runtime type information, etc.
One very useful chapter that you don't see often in C++ books is "Dealing with large projects". This chapter contains excellent advice on project structuring and build process optimisation.